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Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
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Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers build on 25 years of Cisco innovation and product leadership. The
new platforms are architected to enable the next phase of branch-office evolution, providing rich media collaboration
and virtualization to the branch while maximizing operational cost savings The Integrated Services Routers
Generation 2 platforms are future-enabled with multi-core CPUs, support for high capacity DSPs (Digital Signal
Processors) for future enhanced video capabilities, high powered service modules with improved availability, Gigabit
Ethernet switching with enhanced POE, and new energy monitoring and control capabilities while enhancing overall
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system performance. Additionally, a new Cisco IOS Software Universal image and Services Ready Engine module
enable you to decouple the deployment of hardware and software, providing a flexible technology foundation which
can quickly adapt to evolving network requirements. Overall, the Cisco 2900 Series offer unparalleled total cost of
ownership savings and network agility through the intelligent integration of market leading security, unified
communications, wireless, and application services.
Figure 1.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
Product Overview
Cisco 2900 Series builds on the best-in-class offering of the existing Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
by offering four platforms (Figure 1): the Cisco 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services Routers.
All Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers offer embedded hardware encryption acceleration, voice- and
video-capable digital signal processor (DSP) slots, optional firewall, intrusion prevention, call processing, voicemail,
and application services. In addition, the platforms support the industries widest range of wired and wireless
connectivity options such as T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, copper and fiber GE.
Key Business Benefits
The Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) provide superior services integration and agility. Designed
for scalability, the modular architecture of these platforms enables you to grow and adapt with your business needs.
Table 1 lists the business benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series.
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Table 1.
Key Business Benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers.
Benefits
Description
Services integration
● The Cisco 2900 Series ISRs offer increased levels of services integration with voice, video, security, wireless,
mobility, and data services, enabling greater efficiencies and cost savings.
Services On Demand
● A single Cisco IOS® Software Universal image is installed on each ISR G2. The Universal image contains all of the
Cisco IOS technology sets which can be activated with a software license. This allows your business to quickly
deploy advanced features without downloading a new IOS image. Additionally, larger default memory is included to
support the new capabilities.
● The Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) enables a new operational model which allows you to reduce capital
expenditures (CapEx) and deploy a variety of application services as needed on a single integrated compute
services module.
High performance with
integrated services
● The Cisco 2900 Series enables deployment in high speed WAN environments with concurrent services enabled
up to 75 Mbps.
● A multigigabit fabric (MGF) enables high-bandwidth module-to-module communication without compromising
routing performance.
Network agility
● Designed to address customer business requirements, the Cisco 2900 Series modular architecture offers
increased capacity and performance as your network needs grow.
● Modular interfaces offer increased bandwidth, a diversity of connection options, and network resiliency.
Energy efficiency
● The Cisco 2900 Series architecture provides energy-saving features that include the following:
Investment protection
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The Cisco 2900 Series offers intelligent power management and allows the customer to control power to the
modules based on the time of day. Cisco EnergyWise technology will be supported in the future.
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Services integration and modularity on a single platform performing multiple functions, optimizes raw materials
consumption and energy usage.
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Platform flexibility and ongoing development of both hardware and software capabilities lead to a longer product
lifecycle, lowering all aspects of the total cost of ownership, including materials and energy use.
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High efficiency power supplies are provided with each platform.
● The Cisco 2900 Series maximizes investment protection:
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Reuse of a broad array of existing modules supported on the original Integrated Services Routers provides a
lower cost of ownership
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A rich set of Cisco IOS Software features carried forward from the original Integrated Services Routers and
delivered in a single universal image.
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Flexibility to adapt as your business needs evolve.
Platform Architecture and Modularity
The Cisco 2900 Series is architected to meet the application demands of today’s branch offices with design flexibility
for future applications. The modular architecture is designed to support increasing bandwidth requirements, timedivision multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af
Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Cisco Enhanced PoE (ePoE). Table 2 lists the architectural features and benefits of
the Cisco 2900 Series.
Table 2.
Architectural Features and Benefits
Architectural Feature
Benefits
Modular platform
● The Cisco 2900 Series ISRs are highly modular platforms with several types of module slots to add
connectivity and services for varied branch-office network requirements.
● The ISRs offer an industry-leading breadth of LAN and WAN connectivity options through modules to
accommodate field upgrades for future technologies without requiring a platform replacement.
Processors
● The Cisco 2900 Series are powered by high-performance multi-core processors that can support the growing
demands of high-speed WAN connections to the branch-office while also running multiple concurrent
services.
Embedded IP Security with
Security Sockets Layer
(IPSec/SSL) VPN hardware
acceleration
● Embedded hardware encryption acceleration is enhanced to provide higher scalability, which combined with
an optional Cisco IOS Security license, enables WAN link security and VPN services (both IPSec and SSL
acceleration).
● The onboard encryption hardware replaces and outperforms the advanced integration modules (AIMs) of
previous generations.
Multigigabit fabric (MGF)
● The Cisco 2900 Series introduces an innovative multigigabit fabric (MGF) that allows for efficient module-tomodule communication, enabling tighter services interactions across modules while reducing the overhead
on the route processor.
TDM interconnectivity fabric
● Unified communications services in the branch office are significantly enhanced with the use of a TDM
interconnectivity fabric in the system architecture, allowing for scaling of DS-0 channel capacity.
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Architectural Feature
Benefits
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports
● All onboard WAN ports are 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet WAN routed ports.
● One of the three 10/100/1000 Ethernet WAN ports on the Cisco 2921 and 2951 supports Small Form-Factor
Pluggable (SFP)-based connectivity in lieu of a RJ-45 port and enabling fiber connectivity.
Innovative universal-serial-bus
(USB)-based console access
● A new, innovative USB console port offers management connectivity for devices without a serial port such as
modern laptop computers.
● Traditional console and auxiliary ports are also available.
Optional integrated power supply
for distribution of PoE and
universal DC power supply
● An optional upgrade to the internal power supply provides inline power (802.3af-compliant PoE and Cisco
Inline Power) to integrated switch modules.
● On the Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951, an optional DC power supply will be available in the future that extends
deployment into central offices and industrial environments.
Optional External Redundant
Power Supply (RPS)
● The Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 allow for power redundancy through the use of an external RPS device,
thereby decreasing network downtime and protecting the network from power-supply failures.
● Redundant power on the Cisco 2900 Series is supported through the Cisco RPS 2300 Redundant Power
System. You can use the Cisco RPS 2300 to provide redundant power for Cisco 2900 Series ISRs as well as
Cisco Catalyst® switches.
● In order to use the Cisco RPS 2300, an external RPS adapter is required (configurable option) to connect the
platform to the external RPS.
PoE Boost
● When connected to an external RPS device, the Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 can operate in a PoE boost
configuration in lieu of redundant power mode—whereby the power capacity of the platform is increased to
twice the normal level to power additional PoE ports.
Designed for Flexible
Deployments
● The Cisco 2911 and 2951 are designed for NEBS environments
● The 2911 is 12” deep and has an optional fan filter for deployments in a variety of environments. An
assembly that provides front-to-back airflow is also available for 23” racks.
Modularity Features and Benefits
The Cisco 2900 Series provides significantly enhanced modular capabilities (refer to Table 3) offering investment
protection for customers. Most of the modules available on previous generations of Cisco routers, such as the Cisco
2800 Series, are supported on the Cisco 2900 Series. Additionally, modules can be used on other supported Cisco
platforms to provide maximum investment protection. Taking advantage of common interface cards across a network
greatly reduces the complexity of managing inventory requirements, implementing large network rollouts, and
maintaining configurations across a variety of branch-office sizes.
A complete list of supported modules, including a list of supported SFPs for the Cisco 2900 Series, is available at:
http://www.cisco.com/go/2900
Table 3.
Modularity Features and Benefits
ISR Modules
Cisco Service Module
Benefits
● Each service module slot offers high-data-throughput capability:
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Up to 4 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor
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Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over MGF
● Service module (SM) slots are highly flexible with support for double-wide service modules (SM-D's),
which are Service Modules that require two SM slots. SM-Ds in the Cisco 2921 and 2951 provide
flexibility for higher-density modules.
● A service module slot replaces the network module and the extension module for voice/fax (EVM) slots
and is offered on Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISRs.
● An adapter module enables backward compatibility with existing network modules, enhanced network
modules (NMEs), and EVMs.
● Service module slots provide twice the power capabilities relative to the network-module slots, allowing
for flexibility for higher-scale and better-performance modules.
● Power to service module slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise
framework, so your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full
EnergyWise support will be available in future software releases.
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ISR Modules
Cisco Enhanced High-Speed WAN
Interface Card (EHWIC)
Benefits
● The EHWIC slot provides enhancements to the prior generation’s high-speed WAN interface card
(HWIC) slots while provide maximum investment protection by natively supporting HWICs, WAN
interface cards (WICs), voice interface cards (VICs), and voice/WAN interface cards (VWICs).
● Four integrated EHWIC slots on the Cisco 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 allow for more flexible
configurations.
● Each HWIC slot offers high-data-throughput capability:
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Up to 1.6 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor
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Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over the MGF
● Flexibility to support double-wide modules is enabled by combining two EHWIC slots. Up to 2 doublewide HWIC (HWIC-D) modules are supported.
Cisco Internal Services Module (ISM)
A single ISM slot provides flexibility to integrate intelligent service modules on an internal slot within the
chassis
● Each ISM slot offers high-data-throughput capability:
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Up to 4 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor
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Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over the MGF
● The ISM replaces the AIM slot; existing AIM modules are not supported in the ISM slot.
● Power to ISM slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise framework, so
your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full EnergyWise
support will be available in future software releases.
Cisco High-Density Packet Voice
Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Module
(PVDM3) slots on motherboard
● PVDM3 slots natively support PVDM3 modules, providing support for richer density for rich-media
voice and video.
● Each PVDM3 slot connects back to the system architecture through a 2 Gbps aggregate link through
the MGF.
● Investment protection for PVDM2 modules is supported through an adapter module.
● Power to the PVDM slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise framework,
so your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full EnergyWise
support will be available in future software releases.
Compact Flash slots
● Two external Compact Flash slots are available on the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers.
Each slot can support high-speed storage densities upgradeable to 4 GB in density.
USB 2.0 ports
● Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports are supported. The USB ports enable secure token capabilities and
storage.
Cisco IOS Software
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers deliver innovative technologies running on industry-leading Cisco
IOS Software. Developed for wide deployment in the world's most demanding enterprise, access, and service
provider networks, the Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 platforms are supported on Cisco IOS Software
releases 15M&T. Release 15.0(1)M is available immediately and provides support for a comprehensive portfolio of
Cisco technologies, including the functionality and features delivered in releases 12.4 and 12.4T. New innovations in
15.0(1)M span multiple technology areas, including security, voice, high availability, IP Routing and Multicast, quality
of service (QoS), IP Mobility, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), VPNs, and embedded management.
Cisco IOS Software Licensing and Packaging
A single Cisco IOS Universal image encompassing all IOS technology feature sets is delivered with the platforms.
You can enable advanced features by activating a software license on the Universal image. In previous generations
of access routers, these feature sets required you to download a new software image. Technology packages and
feature licenses, enabled through the Cisco software licensing infrastructure, simplify software delivery and decrease
the operational costs of deploying new features.
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Four major technology licenses are available on the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers; you can
activate the licenses through the Cisco software activation process identified at http://www.cisco.com/go/sa. The four
licenses are as follows:
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IP Base: This technology package is available as default.
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Data
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Unified Communications
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Security (SEC) or Security with No Payload Encryption (SEC-NPE)
For additional information and details about Cisco IOS Software licensing and packaging on Cisco 2900 Series
Integrated Services Routers, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/2900l
Key Branch-Office Services
The Cisco Integrated Services Routers are industry-leading platforms that offer unprecedented levels of services
integration. Designed to meet the requirements of the branch office, these platforms provide a complete solution with
voice, video, security, mobility and application services. Businesses enjoy the benefit of deploying a single device
that meets all their needs, reducing capital and operational expenses.
Unified Communications, Collaboration, and Voice-Gateway Services
The Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Router is the foundation for collaboration in the small and midsize branch office,
serving as a critical component of a Cisco's video architecture (Medianet) and enterprise Unified Communications
solution. With embedded voice services and a wide range of supported telephony interfaces, the Cisco 2900 Series
delivers maximum deployment flexibility for the distributed enterprise. Unified communications is enabled through a
rich signaling and media-processing infrastructure, including a variety of protocols, media interworking, signal and
media security, transcoding, conferencing, and QoS. Cisco Integrated Services Routers also feature a wide range of
voice-gateway interfaces, supporting a broad array of signaling and physical network interfaces.
The Cisco 2900 Series enables a full range of existing and emerging video services, with scaling improvements to
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support Cisco TelePresence conferencing, security, and session control. The Cisco Unified Border Element
extends these capabilities for business-to-business TelePresence communications. The Cisco 2900 Series adds
support for the new Cisco High-Density Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Module (PVDM3), which has
been optimized for voice and video support. The new PVDM3 modules support all voice-gateway functions of earlier
generations of PVDMs and add higher density and more processing power to support emerging rich-media
applications. The Cisco 2900 Series provides 2 or 3 onboard PVDM3 slots, depending on the platform.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express and Survivable Remote Site Telephony
The Cisco Integrated Services Routers natively provide optional unified communications services within the Cisco
IOS Software, minimizing the IT hardware footprint and total cost of ownership at the branch office. Cisco Unified
Communications Manager Express (CME) provides a broad range of IP private-branch-exchange (PBX) and keysystem features integrated into the router for the small and midsize branch office. Cisco Survivable Remote Site
Telephony (SRST), also inherently available in Cisco IOS Software, and an option on the Cisco 2900 Series, helps
ensure that branch-office employees have uninterrupted telephony services and features, even if the connection to a
centralized Cisco Unified Communications Manager is disrupted. Coupled with Cisco Unity® Express, the integrated
solution for voicemail, Automated Attendant, and interactive voice response (IVR), the Cisco 2900 Series offers the
branch office a complete range of unified communications services while delivering industry-leading security within a
single platform.
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VoiceXML Application Services
The Cisco 2900 Series also supports standards-certified VoiceXML browser services. VoiceXML is an open-standard
markup language used to create voice-enabled web browsers and IVR applications. Just as HTML enables you to
retrieve data with a PC, VoiceXML enables you to retrieve data using voice or dual-tone-multifrequency (DTMF)
telephony input. The Cisco 2900 Series can deliver a much higher range of concurrent voice-gateway services
combined with VoiceXML browser services, for up to 200 sessions on the Cisco 2951.
Cisco Unified Border Element
The Cisco Unified Border Element capabilities supported on the Cisco 2900 Series address the emerging
requirements in an IP-centric interconnect for branch-office unified communications between enterprises and service
provider networks. Cisco Unified Border Element provides intelligent border-element functions such as physical and
logical ingress and egress demarcation points, signaling and media control, and consolidated security and
management features. The Cisco 2900 Series supports higher scale than previously provided on the Cisco 2800
Series, up to 3 times the number of sessions.
Integrated Network Security for Data, Voice, Video, and Mobility
Security is essential to protect a business’ intellectual property while also ensuring business continuity and providing
the ability to extend the corporate workplace to employees who need anytime, anywhere access to company
resources. As part of the Cisco' SAFE architectural framework that allows organizations to identify, prevent, and
adapt to network security threats, the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers facilitate secure business
transactions and collaboration.
The Cisco IOS Software Security technology package for the Cisco 2900 Series offers a wide array of common
security features such as advanced application inspection and control, threat protection, and encryption
architectures for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN networks. The Cisco 2900 Series offers onboard
hardware-based encryption acceleration to provide greater IPSec throughput with less overhead for the route
processor when compared with software-based encryption solutions. Cisco Integrated Services Routers offer a
comprehensive and adaptable security solution for branch offices that includes features such as:
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Secure connectivity: Secure collaborative communications with Group Encrypted Transport VPN, Dynamic
Multipoint VPN (DMVPN), or Enhanced Easy VPN
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Integrated threat control: Responding to sophisticated network attacks and threats using Cisco IOS
Firewall, Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall, Cisco IOS IPS, Cisco IOS Content Filtering, and Flexible Packet
Matching (FPM)
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Identity management: Intelligently protecting endpoints using technologies such as authentication,
authorization, and accounting (AAA) and public key infrastructure (PKI)
Detailed information about the security features and solutions supported on the Cisco 2900 Series is available at
http://www.cisco.com/go/routersecurity.
Wireless and Mobility Services
Wireless LAN/WAN
The Cisco Integrated Services Routers supporting the Cisco Unified Wireless Architecture enable deployment of
secure, manageable wireless LANs (WLANs) optimized for remote sites and branch offices, including fast secure
mobility, survivable authentication, and simplified management. The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module on the
Cisco 2900 Series allows small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to costeffectively deploy and manage secure WLANs. Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers work in conjunction with Cisco
lightweight access points and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to provide system-wide WLAN functions,
managing up to 6, 12, and 25 access points.
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Wireless WAN
Cisco third-generation (3G) wireless WAN (WWAN) modules combine traditional enterprise router functions, such as
remote management, advanced IP services such as voice over IP (VoIP), and security, with mobility capabilities of
3G WAN access. Using high-speed 3G wireless networks, routers can replace or complement existing landline
infrastructure, such as dialup, Frame Relay, and ISDN. Cisco 3G solutions support 3G standards High-Speed Packet
Access (HSPA) and Evolution Data Only/Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) providing you with a true multipath WAN
backup and the ability to rapidly deploy primary WAN connectivity. For more information about 3G solutions on Cisco
Integrated Services Routers, please visit www.cisco.com/go/3g.
Integrated LAN Switching
The Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Routers (Cisco 2911 through Cisco 2951) support the new Cisco Enhanced
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EtherSwitch Service Modules, which greatly expand router capabilities by integrating industry-leading Layer 2 or
Layer 3 switching with feature sets identical to those found in the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series
Switches performing local line-rate switching and routing.
The new Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules take advantage of the increased power capabilities on the
Cisco 2900 ISRs. Additionally, the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch modules enable the newest Cisco power initiatives,
Cisco EnergyWise, Cisco Enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE), per-port PoE power monitoring, and RPS-enabled
PoE boost. These technologies allow you to meet increased endpoint power requirements without increasing the
total power consumption of the branch.
Application Services
As organizations continue to centralize and consolidate their branch-office IT infrastructure in an effort to reduce cost
and complexity, they are challenged to provide an excellent user experience, ensure continuous service availability,
and deliver business-relevant applications when and where they are needed. To address these challenges, the
Cisco 2900 Series provides the capability to host Cisco, third-party, and custom applications on a portfolio of highperformance Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) modules that transparently integrate into the router. The modules
have their own processors, storage, network interfaces, and memory that operate independently of the host router
resources, helping to ensure maximum concurrent routing and application performance while reducing physical
space requirements, lowering power consumption, and consolidating management.
Application Acceleration
The Cisco 2900 Series seamlessly combines industry leading security, IOS based traffic control and visibility, with
Cisco application acceleration solutions. Cisco IOS Software features such as NBAR, IP SLA, and Netflow provide
visibility and monitoring of traffic patterns and application performance while IOS features such as QoS, ACLs, and
PfR intelligently control the traffic to maximize the quality of the user experience and employee productivity. The user
experience can be further enhanced through the addition of a Cisco WAAS Network Module which can be used to
securely provide more advanced WAN optimization techniques such as TCP optimization, caching, compression,
and application acceleration. Cisco Integrated Services Routers combined with Cisco WAAS Network Modules,
provide optimal performance for applications delivered from a central data center to branch-office users. The solution
allows you to consolidate costly server, storage, and backup infrastructure into data centers while maintaining LANlike service levels for remote users.
Cisco Services Ready Engine
The Cisco Services Ready Engine solution is available in a Service Module (SM) and Internal Service Module (ISM)
form factor. The Service Module hardware offers up to a seven times performance improvement over the previous
generation Network Modules and provides a multi-core x86-64 processor. The SRE modules also support up to 1
terabyte of storage, RAID configurations, hardware-assisted virtualization and cryptography options. The Cisco SRE
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module enables on-demand provisioning of branch-office applications on the Cisco 2900 Series platforms so that
you can deploy the right application, at the right time, in the right place. The hardware and software decoupling
provided by the service-ready deployment model enables applications to be provisioned on the module at the time of
its installation or remotely anytime thereafter. Supported solutions include Cisco Wide Area Application Services
(WAAS), Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP), Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC),
Cisco Video Surveillance, and other applications under development. The Service Ready Engine enables
organizations of various sizes to future-proof their network by allowing them to quickly deploy new branch-office
applications without deploying new hardware, reducing the cost of rolling out branch-office services.
Managing Your Integrated Services Routers
Network management applications are instrumental in lowering operating expenses (OpEx) while improving network
availability by simplifying and automating many of the day-to-day tasks associated with managing an end-to-end
network. Day-one device support provides immediate manageability support for the Integrated Services Router,
enabling quick and easy deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting from Cisco and third-party applications.
Organizations rely on Cisco, third-party, and in-house developed network management applications to achieve their
OpEx and productivity goals. Underpinning those applications are the embedded management features available in
every Integrated Services Router. The new Integrated Services Routers continue a tradition of broad and deep
manageability features such as IP service-level agreement (IP SLA), Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM),
and NetFlow which allow you to know the status of your network at all times. These features, along with Simple
Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and syslog, enable your organization’s management applications.
Refer to Tables 4 and 5 below for details about network management and manageability support on Cisco 2900
Series Integrated Services Routers.
Table 4.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Series IOS Software Features and Protocols Support
Protocols
IPv4, IPv6, static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), BGP
Router Reflector, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Multicast Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMPv3)
Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM SM), PIM Source Specific Multicast (SSM), Distance Vector Multicast Routing
Protocol (DVMRP), IPSec, Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), Bi-Directional Forwarding Detection (BVD), IPv4-to-IPv6
Multicast, MPLS, L2TPv3, 802.1ag, 802.3ah, L2 and L3 VPN
Encapsulations
Ethernet, 802.1q VLAN, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP), Frame Relay, Multilink Frame
Relay (MLFR) (FR.15 and FR.16), High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Serial (RS-232, RS-449, X.21, V.35, and EIA-530),
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), and ATM
Traffic
management
QoS, Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), Hierarchical QoS, PolicyBased Routing (PBR), Performance Routing (PfR), and Network-Based Advanced Routing (NBAR)
Note:
For a more comprehensive list of features supported in Cisco IOS software refer to the Feature Navigator
tool at: http://www.cisco.com/go/fn.
Table 5 lists the embedded management features available with Cisco IOS Software.
Table 5.
Embedded Management Features Available with Cisco IOS Software
Feature
Description
WSMA
The Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) defines a mechanism through which you can manage a network device,
retrieve configuration data information, and upload and manipulate new configuration data. WSMA uses XML-based data
encoding that is transported by the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for the configuration data and protocol
messages.
EEM
Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM) is a distributed and customized approach to event detection and recovery
offered directly in a Cisco IOS Software device. It offers the ability to monitor events and take informational, corrective, or
any desired EEM action when the monitored events occur or when a threshold is reached.
IPSLA
Cisco IOS IP Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) enable you to assure new business-critical IP applications, as well as IP
services that use data, voice, and video in an IP network
SNMP, RMON, Syslog,
NetFlow, and TR-069
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers also support SNMP, Remote Monitoring (RMON), syslog, NetFlow, and TR069 in addition to the embedded management features previously mentioned.
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The Cisco network management applications listed in Table 6 are standalone products that you can download or
purchase to manage your Cisco network devices. The applications are built specifically for the different operational
phases; you can select the ones that best fit your needs.
Table 6.
Network Management Applications
Operational Phase
Application
Device staging and configuration
Cisco Configuration Professional Cisco Configuration Professional is a GUI device-management tool for
Cisco IOS Software-based access routers. This tool simplifies router,
security, unified communications, wireless, WAN, and basic LAN
configuration through easy-to-use wizards.
Description
Network wide deployment,
configuration, monitoring, and
troubleshooting
CiscoWorks LMS
CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is a suite of integrated
applications for simplifying day-to-day management of a Cisco end-toend network, lowering OpEx while increasing network availability.
CiscoWorks LMS offers network managers an easy-to-use web-based
interface for configuring, administering, and troubleshooting the Cisco
Integrated Services Routers, using new instrumentation such as Cisco
IOS EEM Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD).
In addition to supporting basic platform services of the Integrated
Services Router, CiscoWorks also provides added-value support for
the Cisco Services Ready Engine, enabling the management and
distribution of software images to the SRE, thereby reducing the time
and complexities associated with image management.
Network wide staging, configuration,
and compliance
CiscoWorks NCM
CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager (NCM) tracks and
regulates configuration and software changes throughout a multivendor
network infrastructure. It provides superior visibility into network
changes and can track compliance with a broad variety of regulatory,
IT, corporate governance, and technology requirements.
Security staging, configuration, and
monitoring
Cisco Security Manager
Cisco Security Manager is a leading enterprise-class application for
managing security. It delivers provisioning of firewall, VPN, and
intrusion-prevention-system (IPS) services across Cisco routers,
security appliances, and switch service modules. The suite also
includes the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System
(Cisco Security MARS) for monitoring and mitigation.
Voice configuration and provisioning
Cisco Unified Provisioning
Manager
Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager provides a reliable and scalable
web-based solution for managing a company's crucial next-generation
communications services. It manages unified communications services
in an integrated IP telephony, voicemail, and messaging environment.
Staging, deployment, and changes of
licenses
Cisco License Manager
Easily manage Cisco IOS Software activation and licenses for a wide
range of Cisco platforms running Cisco IOS Software as well as other
operating systems with the secure client-server application Cisco
License Manager.
Staging, deployment, and changes to
configuration and image files
Cisco Configuration Engine
Cisco Configuration Engine is a secure network management product
that provides zero-touch image and configuration distribution through
centralized, template-based management.
Summary
As your business strives to lower the total cost of ownership in running your network and increase your overall
employee productivity with more centralized and collaborative network applications, you will need more intelligent
branch-office solutions. The Cisco 2900 Series offers these solutions by providing enhanced performance and
increased modular density to support multiple services. The Cisco 2900 Series is designed to consolidate the
functions of many separate devices into a single, compact system.
Table 7.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Router Product Specifications
Cisco 2901
Cisco 2911
Cisco 2921
Cisco 2951
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Services and Slot Density
Embedded hardware-based cryptography
acceleration (IPSec + SSL)
Cisco Unified SRST Sessions
35
50
100
250
Cisco Unified CCME Sessions
35
50
100
150
Total onboard WAN 10/100/1000 Ports
2
3
3
3
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Cisco 2901
Cisco 2911
Cisco 2921
Cisco 2951
RJ-45-based ports
2
3
3
3
SFP-based ports (use of SFP port disables the
corresponding RJ-45 port)
0
0
1
1
Service Module slots
0
1
1
2
Double-wide Service Module slots (use of a
double-wide slot will occupy all single-wide service
module slots in a 2900)
0
0
1
1
EHWIC slots
4
4
4
4
Double-wide EHWIC slots (use of a double-wide
EHWIC slot will consume two EHWIC slots)
2
2
2
2
ISM slots
1
1
1
1
Onboard DSP (PVDM) slots
2
2
3
3
Memory DDR2 ECC DRAM – Default
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
Memory (DDR2 ECC DRAM) – Maximum
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
Compact Flash (external) – Default
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 1: none
slot 1: none
slot 1: none
slot 1: none
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
Compact Flash (external) – Maximum
External USB 2.0 flash memory slots (Type A)
2
2
2
2
USB Console port (Type B) (up to 115.2 kbps)
1
1
1
1
Serial console port
1
1
1
1
Serial auxiliary port
1
1
1
1
Power-supply options
AC and PoE
AC, PoE, and DC
AC, PoE, and DC
AC, PoE, and DC
RPS support (External)
No
Cisco RPS 2300
Cisco RPS 2300
Cisco RPS 2300
100 to 240 VAC auto
ranging
100 to 240 VAC auto
ranging
100 to 240 VAC auto
ranging
100 to 240 VAC auto
ranging
Power Specifications
AC input voltage
AC input frequency
47 to 63 Hz
47 to 63 Hz
47 to 63 Hz
47 to 63 Hz
AC input current range AC power supply
(maximum)
1.5 to 0.6A
2.2 to 1.0A
3.4 to 1.4A
3.4 to 1.4A
AC input surge current
<50A
<50A
<50A
<50A
Typical Power (no modules) (Watts)
40
50
60
70
Maximum Power with AC power supply (Watts)
150
210
320
340
Maximum Power with PoE power supply (platform
only) (Watts)
175
250
370
405
Maximum end-point PoE power available from PoE 130
power supply (Watts)
200
280
370
Maximum end-point PoE power capacity with PoE
Boost (Watts)
N/A
750
750
750
DC Input Voltage
N/A
24 to 60Vdc,
24 to 60Vdc,
autoranging positive or autoranging positive
or negative.
negative.
24 to 60Vdc,
autoranging positive
or negative.
DC Input Current
N/A
(MAX) 8A (24V) 3.5A
(60V)
(MAX) 12A (24V) 5A
(60V)
(MAX) 12A (24V) 5A
(60V)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.75 x 17.25 x 17.3 in.
(44.5 x 438.2 x 439.4
mm)
3.5 x 17.25 x 12 in.
(88.9 x 438.2 x 304.8
mm)
3.5 x 17.25 x 18.5 in.
(88.9 x 438.2 x 469.9
mm)
3.5 x 17.25 x 18.5 in.
(88.9 x 438.2 x 469.9
mm)
Rack height
1RU (rack unit)
2RU
2RU
2RU
Rack-mount 19in. (48.3 cm) EIA
included
included
included
included
Physical Specifications
Rack Mount 23in. (58.4 cm) EIA
optional
optional
optional
optional
Wall-mount (refer to installation guide for approved
Yes
Yes
No
No
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Cisco 2901
Cisco 2911
Cisco 2921
Cisco 2951
Weight with AC power supply (no modules)
13.4 lb (6.1 kg)
18 lb (8.2 kg)
29 lb (13.2 kg.)
29 lb (13.2 kg)
Weight with AC PoE power supply (no modules)
14.3 lb (6.5 kg)
19 lb (8.6 kg)
30 lb (13.6 kg)
30 lb (13.6 kg)
Typical weight fully configured
16 lb (7.3 kg)
21 lb (9.5 kg)
34 lb (15.5 kg)
34 lb (15.5 kg)
Airflow
Front to side
Side to side
Front to back
Front to back
Optional Airflow Kit
N/A
Front to back
N/A
N/A
Temperature: 5,906 feet (1,800) maximum altitude
32 to 104ºF (0 to
40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to
40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to
40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to
40ºC)
Temperature: 9,843 feet (3,000m ) maximum
altitude
32 to 77ºF (0 to 25ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to
40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to
40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to
40ºC)
Temperature: 13,123 feet (4,000m) maximum
altitude
N/A
32 to 86ºF (0 to 30ºC)
32 to 86ºF (0 to 30ºC)
32 to 86ºF (0 to 30ºC)
Temperature: Short-term (per NEBS) 5906 feet
(1,800m) maximum altitude
N/A
23°F to 122°F (–5 to
50°C)
N/A
23°F to 122°F (–5 to
50°C)
Altitude
10,000 ft (3,000m)
13,000 ft (4,000m)
10,000 ft (3,000m)
13,000 ft (4,000m)
Relative humidity
10 to 85%
5 to 85%
10 to 85%
5 to 85%
Short-term (per NEBS) humidity
N/A
5% to 90%, but not to
exceed 0.024 kg
water/kg of dry air
N/A
N/A
Acoustic: Sound pressure (typical/maximum)
41/53 dBA
51.8/62.9 dBA
54.4/67.4 dBA
54.4/67.4 dBA
Acoustic: Sound power (typical/maximum)
49/61 dBA
58.5/70.3 dBA
62.6/74.5 dBA
62.6/74.5 dBA
Temperature
–40 to 158ºF (–40 to
70ºC)
–40 to 176ºF (–40 to
80ºC)
–40 to 158ºF (–40 to
70ºC)
–40 to 158ºF (–40 to
70ºC)
Relative humidity
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
Altitude
15,000 ft (4,570m)
15,000 ft (4,570m)
15,000 ft (4,570m)
15,000 ft (4,570m)
UL 60950-1
UL 60950-1
UL 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
EN 60950-1
EN 60950-1
EN 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
47 CFR, Part 15
47 CFR, Part 15
47 CFR, Part 15
47 CFR, Part 15
ICES-003 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
EN55022 Class A
EN55022 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI V-3
VCCI V-3
VCCI V-3
VCCI V-3
CNS 13438
CNS 13438
CNS 13438
CNS 13438
EN 300-386
EN 300-386
EN 300-386
EN 300-386
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN50082-1
EN50082-1
EN50082-1
EN50082-1
TIA/EIA/IS-968
TIA/EIA/IS-968
TIA/EIA/IS-968
TIA/EIA/IS-968
CS-03
CS-03
CS-03
CS-03
ANSI T1.101
ANSI T1.101
ANSI T1.101
ANSI T1.101
ITU-T G.823, G.824
ITU-T G.823, G.824
ITU-T G.823, G.824
ITU-T G.823, G.824
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
RTTE Directive
RTTE Directive
RTTE Directive
RTTE Directive
orientation)
Environmental Specifications
Operating Conditions
Non-operating Conditions
Regulatory Compliance
Safety
EMC
Telecom
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Supported Modules
The Cisco 2900 Series supports a wide range of modules that span industry-leading breadth of services at the
branch office. For a list of modules supported on the Cisco 2900 Series, please visit:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10537/products_relevant_interfaces_and_modules.html
Ordering Information
The Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers are orderable and shipping. For information about how to order
the Cisco 2900 Series, please visit the Cisco 2900 Series Ordering Guide. To place an order, visit the Cisco
Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 8, which provides basic ordering information. For additional product
numbers, including the Cisco 2900 Series bundle offerings, please check the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services
Router Price List at: or contact your local Cisco account representative.
Table 8.
Cisco 2900 Series Basic Ordering Information
Product Name
Product Description
CISCO2901/K9
Cisco 2901 with 2 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 2 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default ,512MB DRAM default, IP Base
CISCO2911/K9
Cisco 2911 with 3 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 2 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default ,512MB DRAM default, IP Base
CISCO2921/K9
Cisco 2921 with 3 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 3 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default ,512MB DRAM default, IP Base
CISCO2951/K9
Cisco 2951 with 3 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 3 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default ,512MB DRAM default, IP Base
SL-29-DATA-K9
Data License for Cisco 2901-2951
SL-29-UC-K9
Unified Communications License for Cisco 2901-2951
SL-29-SEC-K9
Security License for Cisco 2901-2951
Cisco Integrated Services Router Migration Options
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers are included in the standard Cisco Technology Migration Program
(TMP). Refer to http://www.cisco.com/go/TMP and contact your local Cisco account representative for program
details.
Warranty Information
The Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers have a ninety (90) day limited liability warranty.
Cisco and Partner Services for the Branch
Services from Cisco and our certified partners can help you transform the branch experience and accelerate
business innovation and growth in the Borderless Network. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to create a
clear, replicable, optimized branch footprint across technologies. Planning and design services align technology with
business goals and can increase the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of deployment. Technical services help
improve operational efficiency, save money, and mitigate risk. Optimization services are designed to continuously
improve performance and help your team succeed with new technologies. For more information, please visit
http://www.cisco.com/go/services.
®
Cisco SMARTnet technical support for the Cisco 2900 Series is available on a one-time or annual contract basis.
Support options range from help-desk assistance to proactive, onsite consultation. All support contracts include:
●
Major Cisco IOS Software updates in protocol, security, bandwidth, and feature improvements
●
Full access rights to Cisco.com technical libraries for technical assistance, electronic commerce,
and product information
●
24-hour access to the industry’s largest dedicated technical support staff
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For More Information
For more information about the Cisco 2900 Series, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/2900 or contact your local Cisco
account representative.
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